GRCC In the News, 5-29-14

Maya Angelou: West Michigan educators recall poet’s impact on students

May 28, 2014; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – As news of Maya Angelou’s death spread Wednesday, educators throughout West Michigan recalled how they and their students were impacted by the work of the African American poet.

… Mursalata Muhammad, an English teacher at Grand Rapids Community College, was saddened by Angelous death, saying it was her goal to one day meet the famous writer.

Better Bites – Summer Quiona Salad – Chef Terri Rees

May 28, 2014; WZZM

(Article is a recipe.)

… Chef Terri Rees specializes in intimate dinner parties, culinary classroom education, demonstrations and select speaking engagements. She is passionate about your food and her mantra is “a personal chef experience.” After spending 25+ plus years in corporate America in sales and project management she returned to Grand Rapids Community College graduating from their prestigious Culinary Arts Program. She has shared her lifelong passion for food in several area businesses: Assistant Catering Chef for corporate fine dining at Bissell Corporation; Chef at Steelcase Corporation’s executive dining facility at historic Meyer May House; Sous Chef at Davenport University. Chef Terri I Rees is a featured instructor at Spartan Stores Culinary Classroom, Rylee’s Ace Hardware and Frederick Meijer Gardens. She also volunteers in local food-oriented programs, teaching selection and preparation of healthy food for MSU Extension’s Cooking Matters, Family Network of Wyoming, and other organizations. She has been named the 2013 Chef Educator of the Year from the American Culinary Federation of Grand Rapids and has been featured in Parade Magazine.

Kalamazoo Growlers build inaugural roster with Michigan-first approach, have 12 players from in-state schools

May 29, 2014; MLive

KALAMAZOO, MI — Joe Carbone said he wanted to stay as local as possible when building the Kalamazoo Growlers’ inaugural roster and for the most part it was mission accomplished for the team’s first manager.

… Other in-state Growlers players include Caleb Baragar, a Jackson Community College pitcher from Jenison, Jeremy Carrell, a Wayne State infielder from St. Clair, Jacob Waters, a Grand Rapids Community College infielder from Lansing, Dylan VanPutten, a GRCC infielder from Middleville and Grant Van Putten, a Calvin College outfielder from Holland.